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December 13, 2019 | In The News

Sarasota congressman Greg Steube votes against impeachment, slams ‘partisan attack’

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube voted against both articles of impeachment Friday during a historic meeting of the House Judiciary Committee.

The Sarasota Republican joined all of his GOP colleagues on the committee in opposing the effort to impeach President Donald Trump. Steube put out a statement immediately afterward denouncing the proceedings.

“What we witnessed today will be remembered in American history for generations to come and, unfortunately, history will not look kindly on what this committee has done tonight, or in the weeks leading up to this vote,” Steube said. “This impeachment inquiry was a partisan attack against a duly elected president, attempting to nullify the votes of 63 million Americans. Many who have served in Congress much longer than I have warned against such a partisan approach to impeachment, including Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler.”

The Judiciary Committee approved both articles of impeachment on party line votes. The full House will now consider the impeachment articles, which are expected to be approved and sent to the Senate for a trial.